July 20, 2015 at 12:04 pm #12437
Earth dialed the heat up in June, smashing warm temperature records for both the month and the first half of the year.
Off-the-charts heat is “getting to be a monthly thing,” said Jessica Blunden, a climate scientist for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. “This is the third month this year that we’ve broken the monthly record.”
“There is almost no way that 2015 isn’t going to be the warmest on record,” she added.
NOAA calculated that the world’s average temperature in June hit 61.48 degrees Fahrenheit (16.33 Celsius), breaking the old record set last year by 0.22 degrees (.12 degrees Celsius). Usually temperature records are broken by one or two one-hundredths of a degree, not nearly a quarter of a degree, Blunden said.
And the picture is even more dramatic when the entire year is considered.
The first six months of 2015 were one-sixth of a degree warmer than the old record, set in 2010, averaging 57.83 degrees (14.35 Celsius).
June was warm nearly all over the world, with exceptional heat in Spain, Austria, parts of Asia, Australia and South America. Southern Pakistan had a June heat wave that killed more than 1,200 people — which according to an international database would be the eighth deadliest in the world since 1900. In May, a heat wave in India claimed more than 2,000 lives and ranked as the fifth deadliest on record.
May and March also broke monthly heat records, which go back 136 years. Earth has broken monthly heat records 24 times since the year 2000, but hasn’t broken a monthly cold record since 1916.
“This is what anthropogenic global warming looks like, just hotter and hotter,” said Jonathan Overpeck, co-director of the Institute of the Environment at the University of Arizona.
Associated Press via New York Times
Denying the existence and effects of global climate change is no longer a viable position, Herb.July 20, 2015 at 6:51 pm #12439VitalogyParticipant
Herbert Duncan doesn’t care about climate change. His days are numbered and he believes god will solve all issues. It’s really a fruitless effort. That, assuming he’s still alive. Nixon supporters are going the way of the dinosaur these days.July 20, 2015 at 7:31 pm #12442Deane JohnsonParticipant
Andy, I assume you’re running for troll of the month?July 20, 2015 at 8:11 pm #12443missing_kskdParticipant
Why would he?
The warming is a legit scientific inquiry.
I think there are two basic things in play:
1. The about 11 year cycles my grandmother noted so many years ago. We are peaking on the warm spot on one of those right now.
2. Overall climate change trending warmer.
And I think that means we will see another hot year or few, then a move to moderate and then cold. The cold likely won’t break any records, due to the bias of the overall changes.
In most of the models, the Pac Northwest doesn’t see too much of an impact. Stays green and moderate for the most part. Some regions of the world do see very significant changes, and one of them happens to be it getting a lot colder and unpredictable on the East Coast and Europe, another one is an increased frequency and severity of storms for the south.
If we all are around long enough for another cycle to play out, the trend will be more clear then.
It’s already a little clear, as the last one didn’t have the extreme cold the one before had for this region.
But trolling? Nah.
The only ones claiming that are the same ones who believe we can exploit, rape, pillage and shit on the planet with impunity.
Not true. There are enough of us and our works to matter now.July 20, 2015 at 10:47 pm #12453
Facts are a bitch, ain’t they, Deane?
Besides, the only trolling on climate change going on around here is by Herb, not me. His continued hit and run tactics, usually consisting of quoting some single statement by an almost expert (usually traceable to being on the conservative payroll) denying what we all know is happening to the planet as a result of human existence and the industrial revolution.
Needless to say if you can’t see that, it’s time for a trip to the optometrist.July 21, 2015 at 2:26 am #12461Deane JohnsonParticipant
“Denying the existence and effects of global climate change is no longer a viable position, Herb.”
Here’s the part everyone chooses to miss.July 21, 2015 at 3:31 am #12465missing_kskdParticipant
??? 😛July 21, 2015 at 11:54 am #12467
Here you are, Mr. Gouge:
just to list a few, plenty more especially if you dig in the archives.
The HHR aka the Herb Hit & Run.
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